Free State Trolley House Trippel

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
8.75% · Abbey Tripel · 6 Ratings · Winter Seasonal ·
The Trippel style originated in 1934 in the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle, near Antwerp, Belgium. The name is thought by most to derive from the beer’s strength, with a typical starting gravity roughly triple the starting gravity of a typical Belgian Simple. True to style, we’ve built our Trippel around Pilsner malt and a judicious use of cane sugar. Simcoe and Sterling hops provide a balanced bitterness and subtle hop aroma. There is an ethanol sweetness in the finish that belies this beer’s dryness. The Belgian yeast strain used ferments more of the fermentable sugars in the beer than does our typical house strain, leading to a drier finish. Additionally, this Belgian strain produces fruity, banana-like aromas and hints of spice. Free State Brewing Company’s building site was once the home of Lawrence’s inter-urban trolley house, hence the name Trolley House Trippel. A complex, pale golden ale, Trolley House Trippel approaches 8.75% ABV. For such a big beer, the Trippel is a remarkably refreshing Belgian Strong Ale. O.G. 18.7º P Hops – 25 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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